Top Prospects: The Defensemen

Below are the Top 50 Under-24 defensemen prospects that are not regular NHL players. There is no set limit for NHL games played before a player is no longer condsidered a prospect, but in general if he has played more than half of a season on an NHL roster he will graduate from this list.

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Fall 2022 Edition

Last Updated September 7, 2022

 

Rank Previous Rank Player Name Tier Birthdate Position Draft Year Age Height Height (CMs) Weight Draft Position Pre-Draft Ranking Age/Production Score Prospect Score NHL
1 1 Owen Power 1 11/22/2002 Defenseman 2021 20 6'5 196 209 1 1 -1.38 -3.05 BUF
2 3 Luke Hughes 2 9/9/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'0 183 161 4 7 -2.11 -2.78 NJD
3 NR David Jiricek 2 11/28/2003 Defenseman 2022 19 6'3 191 176 6 5 -2.43 -2.68 CBJ
4 NR Simon Nemec 2 2/15/2004 Defenseman 2022 19 6'1 185 192 2 4 -1.02 -2.64 NJD
5 4 Simon Edvinsson 3 2/5/2003 Defenseman 2021 20 6'4 193 185 6 5 0.61 -2.30 DET
6 2 Jake Sanderson 3 7/8/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'1 185 170 5 9 -0.95 -2.29 OTT
7 7 Brandt Clarke 3 2/9/2003 Defenseman 2021 20 6'1 185 181 8 6 -0.65 -2.26 LAK
8 8 Kaiden Guhle 3 1/18/2002 Defenseman 2020 21 6'3 191 187 16 19 -0.88 -1.95 MON
9 NR Denton Mateychuk 4 7/12/2004 Defenseman 2022 18 5'10 178 194 12 22 -2.68 -1.72 CBJ
10 NR Pavel Mintyukov 4 11/25/2003 Defenseman 2022 19 6'1 185 194 10 12 -2.02 -1.71 ANA
11 NR Kevin Korchinski 4 6/21/2004 Defenseman 2022 18 6'2 188 185 7 12 -2.58 -1.68 CHI
12 9 Carson Lambos 4 1/14/2003 Defenseman 2021 20 6'1 185 201 26 21 -0.97 -1.53 MIN
13 5 Victor Soderstrom 4 2/26/2001 Defenseman 2019 22 6'0 183 182 11 14 -0.33 -1.42 ARZ
14 14 Corson Ceulemans 4 5/5/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'2 188 190 25 23 -1.03 -1.35 CBJ
15 NR Owen Pickering 4 1/27/2004 Defenseman 2022 19 6'4 193 180 21 22 -0.51 -1.34 PIT
16 13 Olen Zellweger 4 9/10/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 5'10 178 174 34 50 -3.60 -1.33 ANA
17 10 Philip Broberg 4 6/25/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 200 8 14 0.54 -1.31 EDM
18 6 Thomas Harley 5 8/19/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 193 18 19 -2.11 -1.23 DAL
19 11 Cam York 5 1/5/2001 Defenseman 2019 22 5'11 180 172 14 16 -1.28 -1.22 PHI
20 28 Scott Morrow 5 11/1/2002 Defenseman 2021 20 6'2 188 190 40 48 0.15 -1.19 CAR
21 12 Ville Heinola 5 3/2/2001 Defenseman 2019 22 5'11 180 178 20 27 -1.83 -1.17 WPG
22 NR Sam Rinzel 5 7/25/2004 Defenseman 2022 18 6'3 191 180 25 36 -0.12 -1.14 CHI
23 NR Ryan Chesley 5 2/27/2004 Defenseman 2022 19 6'0 183 201 37 30 -0.24 -1.12 WAS
24 18 William Wallinder 5 7/28/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'4 193 192 32 33 -0.69 -1.08 DET
25 24 Daniil Chayka 5 10/22/2002 Defenseman 2021 20 6'2 188 187 38 28 -0.25 -1.03 VGK
26 NR Lian Bichsel 5 5/18/2004 Defenseman 2022 18 6'5 196 225 18 31 0.30 -1.02 DAL
27 20 Ryan O'Rourke 5 5/16/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'2 188 181 39 41 -1.34 -1.01 MIN
28 21 Lassi Thomson 5 9/24/2000 Defenseman 2019 22 6'0 183 186 19 37 -0.78 -1.01 OTT
29 16 Justin Barron 6 11/15/2001 Defenseman 2020 21 6'2 188 187 25 32 -0.49 -1.00 MON
30 15 Pierre-Olivier Joseph 6 7/1/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 6'2 188 168 23 32 -1.19 -0.97 PIT
31 17 Helge Grans 6 5/10/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'3 191 192 35 43 -1.66 -0.97 LAK
32 36 Shai Buium 6 3/26/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 6'3 191 214 36 45 -0.39 -0.95 DET
33 NR Noah Warren 6 7/15/2004 Defenseman 2022 18 6'5 196 224 42 46 -0.22 -0.90 ANA
34 52 Jackson LaCombe 6 1/9/2001 Defenseman 2019 22 6'1 185 187 39 51 0.18 -0.89 ANA
35 NR Tristan Luneau 6 1/12/2004 Defenseman 2022 19 6'1 185 189 53 35 -1.11 -0.85 ANA
36 22 Calen Addison 6 4/11/2000 Defenseman 2018 22 5'10 178 178 53 40 -2.40 -0.85 MIN
37 44 Sean Behrens 6 3/31/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 5'8 173 172 61 51 -1.34 -0.83 COL
38 45 Evan Nause 6 1/20/2003 Defenseman 2021 20 6'2 188 186 56 49 -1.14 -0.82 FLA
39 NR Calle Odelius 6 5/30/2004 Defenseman 2022 18 6'0 183 188 65 36 -0.74 -0.81 NYI
40 25 Alexander Alexeyev 6 11/15/1999 Defenseman 2018 23 6'3 191 195 31 34 -1.58 -0.80 WAS
41 26 Jack Peart 6 5/15/2003 Defenseman 2021 19 5'11 180 180 54 42 -0.88 -0.80 MIN
42 31 Alex Vlasic 6 6/5/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'5 196 198 43 37 -0.49 -0.78 CHI
43 NR Mattias Havelid 6 1/1/2004 Defenseman 2022 19 5'10 178 172 45 42 -0.34 -0.75 SJS
44 23 Ronnie Attard 6 3/20/1999 Defenseman 2017 23 6'3 191 205 72 80 -1.96 -0.75 PHI
45 69 Emil Andrae 6 2/23/2002 Defenseman 2020 21 5'9 175 183 54 57 -1.37 -0.75 PHI
46 37 Jeremie Poirier 7 6/2/2002 Defenseman 2020 20 6'0 183 192 72 41 -1.96 -0.74 CGY
47 29 Nicolas Beaudin 7 10/7/1999 Defenseman 2018 23 5'10 178 172 27 42 -2.30 -0.72 CHI
48 32 Matthew Robertson 7 3/9/2001 Defenseman 2019 21 6'3 191 200 49 27 -0.87 -0.71 NYR
49 NR Artyom Duda 7 4/8/2004 Defenseman 2022 18 6'1 185 180 36 71 -1.06 -0.70 ARZ
50 49 Kaedon Korczak 7 1/29/2001 Defenseman 2019 22 6'3 191 194 41 50 -0.32 -0.70 VGK
 

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